Ruby Falls Entrance & Ticket Atrium
The Entrance and Ticket Atrium features a stunning 37-foot waterfall mural, geode-encrusted welcome desk, and guest locker rentals.
Cave adventures sell out quickly! Purchase timed-entry tickets online before your visit at rubyfalls.com. Walk-up tickets are not sold onsite at Ruby Falls.
Ruby Falls Village Plaza
The Village Plaza is the perfect spot to relax, savor time with friends and family, and take in the spectacular view. Enjoy the mountain breeze while creating memories that last a lifetime.
Ruby Falls Castle
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the iconic Ruby Falls Castle has welcomed generations of guests since 1929. Designed by master Chattanooga architect R.H. Hunt to resemble a 15th-century castle, it is a beloved landmark built from limestone excavated during the construction of the elevator shaft giving access to the caverns. In addition to welcoming cave explorers during the attractions earliest decades, the castle was the community's social gathering hub with a fashionable tearoom for luncheons during the day and an upscale restaurant at night providing orchestra accompanied dinner dances, private dining and memorable evenings by the castle's stately fireplace or on the roof top garden terrace!
The newly restored first floor of the castle celebrates its vintage roots as a social gathering place, bringing back the tradition of reconnecting with friends and family over an enjoyable meal at the castle. The new Castle Cafe offers a casual seasonal menu and local craft beer on tap. Ruby Falls admission is not necessary to enjoy a meal in this historic spot!
Historic Lookout Mountain Tower
The sweeping, 360-degree views of the Cumberland Plateau from the top is worth the climb! Built in 1929 with limestone excavated from the Ruby Falls elevator shaft, historic Lookout Mountain Tower offers unmatched views from its lower and upper decks.
Blue Heron Overlook
This quiet overlook offers lovely views of the Tennessee Valley and is accessible by elevator or stairs. It features a red-green true-color colorblind viewfinder, one of only 13 in Tennessee! This delightful vantage point connects to the base of historic Lookout Mountain Tower by elevated walkway.
Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga are well-known for scenic views, yet for millions of visitors impacted by colorblindness, seeing nature’s true colors has been out of reach. Until now! Ruby Falls, selected as one of the 13 most scenic overlooks in Tennessee, received a special viewfinder outfitted with an innovative lens designed to enable people with colorblindness to see a wider range of vibrant, true colors. The uniquely equipped viewfinder, installed on Blue Heron Overlook at Ruby Falls, is the only one in the Chattanooga area. This location offers deep, four-season views of vivid greens, fiery reds, warming oranges, and bright yellows across the Tennessee Valley and rolling distant mountain ranges. With the viewer, created by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, now even more folks can fully experience the colorful beauty of the Scenic City!
Designed to encourage curiosity in caves and geology, the Village Gift Shop offers an extensive collection of curated keepsakes and gifts. Don't miss trying our fresh-roasted cinnamon glazed nuts! Tried-and-true favorites and new classics, including a rock candy mountain, make this shop a pleasure to explore.
Stay for a casual meal, snacks and local craft beer inside historic Ruby Falls Castle!
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, lighter fare, local craft beer on tap and coffee with locally roasted beans.
The seasonal, quick-service menu offers flatbread pizzas, sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, breakfasts sandwiches and pastries, fresh fruit, and delicious desserts.
Additional outdoor seating at the cafe's umbrella-shaded tables on the Village Plaza's Back Porch have spectacular views ideal for an effortless picnic.
Grab an extra bag of our fresh-roasted, cinnamon-glazed nuts from the cafe, they are impossible to resist!
In a hurry? Make your Castle Cafe order to-go or choose grab and go snacks and drinks in the Village Gift Shop
High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls
Open seasonally, High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls is the ultimate zip line adventure above the tree tops on Lookout Mountain, featuring 700-feet of rushing zip lines and a 40-foot climbing tower with five routes of varying difficulty with incredible views of the Tennessee River and Tennessee Valley.
High Point ZIP Adventure at Ruby Falls is a separately ticketed activity. Weight requirements vary by activity. Discounted Ruby Falls + High Point ZIP Adventure combination packages are available.